Today is March 15—the Ides of March, when we could all use someone to watch over us.
Caesar certainly could have used someone watching his back way back when. On this day in 44 B.C., Caesar was stabbed 23 times near the Theatre of Pompey.
In 1967, Sinatra took up residency in the theatre at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Suffice to say, it went decidedly better for Frank than it did for Julius…
While the Sands Hotel And Casino was Sinatra’s preferred venue for many years—where he recorded the classic live album, Sinatra At The Sands, in 1966—he changed allegiances and went to the more grandiose Caesar’s Palace, which was inspired by ancient Rome.
By all accounts, it became Sinatra’s Palace whenever he took the stage—as was the case in 1978, when he delivered this performance of “Someone To Watch Over Me.” He introduces the song by saying, “Here’s something quite beautiful by the Gershwin brothers,” adding, “maybe once or twice in your lifetime you may have felt this way… I have.”
Et Tu, Frankie?
Watch out for each other today…